Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Go Gold: Office Caddy DIY



Gold is a hot trend, not only in fashion, but also in home decor. 
So, why not add a little gold glam to your office with this easy DIY?

Supplies:
Empty, clean cans
Gold Metallic Spray Paint
Gold Washi Tape
Lazy Susan

Remove labels from various size cans. Sand any sharp edges that may be on the cans.
Spray paint the cans, inside and out, with metallic gold spray paint.
While you're at it, spray paint the Lazy Susan.


Wrap the cans with Washi tape...



Place the cans on the Lazy Susan and fill with office supplies.


Notice that I wrapped some pencils with Washi tape and also spray painted the handles of some scissors.

Will you GO BOLD WITH GOLD?

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Dirty Bird


I've been playing in the dirt again! Yep...Dixie Dirt from
And, of course, I've had a little fun with Dixie Belle Paint too.

This 3 dimensional wooden wall art was just too dark. You couldn't appreciate the detail.


A cheerful scene such as this should be bright and happy! So I painted it with the color Daisy...



I waxed the piece with clear wax and then added the Dixie Dirt to bring out the detail.
I added the dirt with a small chip brush...
then buffed it to remove the excess dirt...

Now this sweet little bird can sing a bright and happy song.


Have you played in the dirt lately?
It's fun!
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Easy Peasy Personalized Coasters

Personalize your coasters with this easy DIY image transfer project by using your favorite photos. 

Here's what you'll need:
4 inch Stone Tiles
Photos printed on a laser printer
Dixie Belle Clear Coat
Spray Bottle Filled With Water
Scissors
Paintbrush
Felt Pads


Resize your photos to fit the tiles. They will need to be printed on a laser printer or the ink will bleed. I print my photos on my ink jet printer and take them to an office supply store to make laser copies on regular computer paper. 
Wipe down the stone tiles to remove any dust.

Add a generous coat of Dixie Belle Clear Coat to the image side of the photo.

Place the photo face down onto the tile.

Now for the hard part... waiting for it to dry completely! 

Once the paper is dry, fill a spray bottle with water and saturate the paper. 

Let the water seep into the paper, then gently rub away the paper with your finger.

As the image dries, if the image appears cloudy, spray with more water and continue to remove the excess paper.

Once all the paper is removed and there is no cloudy appearance, add a few coats of the clear coat to seal the coasters.


Add felt pads to the bottom of the coasters so they won't scratch furniture.

Easy Peasy!

Father's Day is this Sunday. Wouldn't this make a great gift for Dad?
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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Put A Little Dirt On It

Want to age decorative items or furniture? 
Well, put a little dirt on it...
Dixie Dirt, that is!

This tin ceiling tile had been painted white and lightly sanded. And that's exactly how it looked...painted and sanded.

 Dixie Dirt from The Dixie Belle Paint Company will add more of a natural looking age effect. And, it's easy peasy!

Start by adding clear wax...

Dip a paintbrush into the Dixie Dirt. Give it a tap to remove the excess dirt.

Paint the dirt onto the wax, concentrating in the recessed areas and grooves.

It will look a little heavy, or too dirty, at this point...

Use a rag to rub off some of the dirt until you achieve the desired look...


Perfectly aged...
and so easy!


What will you put some dirt on?


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